( General Information
Ayodhya, 6km from Faizabad, is one of Hinduism's seven holy cities.
It's a major pilgrimage centre
since it is not only the birthplace of Rama, it's also connected
with many events in the Ramayana. The ancient city of Ayodhya,
according to the Ramayana, was founded by Manu, the law-giver
of the Hindus. For centuries, it enjoyed the pride of being the
capital of the kings of the Surya or Ikshavaka dynasty, also known
as the Raghuvansh, of which Lord Rama was the most celebrated
king. With the death of the last king of the Raghuvanshis, Ayodhya
fell into decadence. During the Gupta period (200-400 AD approximately).
Emperor Vikramaditya. and some of his successors. tried to restore
its past glory. Ayodhya has given its name to the region Avadh,
which extends from Varanasi to Lucknow and figured very prominently
between 17th and the 19th centuries. Nawabs of Avadh constructed
many important structures in Faizabad, an adjoining city of Ayodhya.
: 10.24 sq. km.
Altitude : 26.90 mtrs. above sea level.
Temperature Summer : Max 45.0ºC, Min 21.9ºC.
Winter : Max 31.7ºC, Min 4.2ºC.
Rainfall : 66 cm average yearly.
Languages spoken : Hindi, Avadhi, English.
Season : October - March.
Summer : Light Cotton.
Winter : Woollens.